“Art Story” Gains Momentum in Final Week on Kickstarter

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Already adored by over 1,000 backers, “Art Story” has raised $210,000 and hopes to reach its crowdfunding goal in the next 7 days.

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But to bring ‘Art Story’ to life, fans, educators and the crowdfunding community need to show their support and back the film on Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding world has become inundated with films and videos lately. From documentaries to feature films to animated television shows, the amount of projects in this category on Kickstarter has been growing exponentially. With more and more crowdfunding campaigns starting every day, making a project stand out and be successful can be a challenge. However, the animated film from Disney veterans Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams, “Art Story,” has picked up momentum in its final week, and the creators are asking for help from the crowdfunding community to reach their goal.

From the lovable and relatable main characters to the adventures they take to the famous paintings they journey through, fans are quickly falling in love with “Art Story.” With Aaron Blaise Chuck Williams behind the film, who have been making Disney animated classics together for over 20 years, such as “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Brother Bear” and more, “Art Story” is likely to become the next family favorite. With over 1,000 backers on Kickstarter already behind the film, it is clear that “Art Story” has the potential to be a huge hit for the whole family.

“Art Story” is much more than the average Kickstarter movie. It tells a heartwarming and memorable story that viewers will cherish their entire life. The film is centered around a young boy and his grandfather when they get sucked into the world of paintings. While traveling around the other side of the canvas, the two encounter famous people and places that exist only in this imaginative painted world. “Art Story” offers the unique opportunity for audiences of all ages to learn about the world of art in an entertaining and fun way that they will want to watch over and over again.

With one week left in the crowdfunding campaign, “Art Story” has raised sixty percent of their $350,000 goal and is gaining major momentum. Recently, the soon-to-be animated favorite has picked up speed, raising over $100,000 in the past three days, and just needs a final push to bring this amazing movie to life. With pledge levels allowing backers to suggest a painting by pledging $1 to the “Art Story” DVD for $40 to the swag combo packet for $150 to being in the movie for $7,500 and many levels in between, there is a reward for any “Art Story” fan.

“Chuck and I saw all the exciting things happening online through crowdfunding and thought, we’ve got a great film that should be made,” says “Art Story” director Aaron Blaise. “‘Art Story’ has the kind of characters that stick with an audience and is a film that the whole family will love and cherish for years to come. But to bring ‘Art Story’ to life, fans, educators and the crowdfunding community need to show their support and back the film on Kickstarter.”

Head to the “Art Story” Kickstarter page to back the next great animated film that needs to be made. Also, be sure to help spread the word about “Art Story” by sharing the Facebook page, connecting with @ArtStoryFilm on Twitter and tweeting out about the Kickstarter project with the hashtag #ArtStory in the post. There are only seven days left for “Art Story” on Kickstarter, back the film today!

About “Art Story”
“Art Story” is among the first family-focused, animation feature films to explore the special relationship between grandparent and grandchild, in this case, through a delightful comedy staged within the world of masterpiece art. The original concept has been developed by Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams, two 20+ year Disney animation veterans. Aaron co-directed and Chuck produced “Brother Bear,” Disney’s 50th animated feature which garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature. Prior to that, Aaron served as supervising animator on the mega-hits “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and “Mulan.” He also was an animator on “Beauty and the Beast” and “Pocahontas.” Prior to his work on “Brother Bear,” Chuck produced several other shorts and headed up the special projects division at Disney Feature Animation. His other credits include “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” and "Beauty and the Beast. To learn more about this upcoming animated film, head to the “Art Story” Kickstarter page http://bit.ly/ArtStoryKS and connect on Facebook and Twitter @ArtStoryFilm.

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